The Write Counsel is led by Deborah Charnes, a Hispanic marketing communications veteran. In 2012, she launched her own consultancy, The Write Counsel, dedicated to making positive community changes. Her self-help book, “From the Boxing Ring to the Ashram” is based on simple mind/body/soul tips from her gurus across the globe.
Vested in the wellness of her community, she served on the Promotions Task Force of the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council and volunteered with both Síclovía and the San Antonio Parks & Recreation from 2011 until she moved to Wimberley, Texas. As part of her passion for well-being, she has been a contributing writer for Natural Awakenings for a number of years, and penned travel blogs for mysa.com (San Antonio Express-News), the Houston Chronicle from 2009 to 2021. Since 2021, she is a freelance writer with AARP’s The Ethel.
An energetic supporter of youth and young adults, she was contributing author of two university public relations textbooks, guest lectured at numerous colleges, and served on the Advisory Council for the University of Florida’s Department of Public Relations.
Deborah moved to Texas in 1998 to join Bromley Communications as VP, Managing Director of Public Relations. She brought with her a wealth of experience in the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American communications field, having lived and worked in the industry in Mexico, South America, Chicago, and Miami. Under her leadership, the department grew and won countless local, regional, national, and international PR and Marketing awards. She spearheaded many campaigns for non-profits including the Boy Scouts of America (National Headquarters), the National Institute of Mental Health, San Antonio’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and the San Antonio Department of Metro Health.
A long-time agency professional, she initiated the U.S. Hispanic market capabilities at Golin Harris Communications, helped grow the Latin American network for Ketchum, and collaborated with Manning Selvage & Lee offices across the U.S. and Latin America.
Earlier in her career, she worked in both radio and television.